Katherine Clark on Gun Control



Ban assault weapons; implement universal background checks

Every day, eight children are killed by guns in the US. It's time to stand up to the NRA which blocks even the most basic, common sense gun safety legislation in Congress. Katherine supports reinstating the assault weapons ban, closing the gun show loophole, and implementing universal background checks on gun sales.

When the NRA tried to make it legal to carry a concealed weapon without approval from local police, Katherine helped put together a coalition to successfully defeat the NRA.

Source: 2013 House campaign website, KatherineClarkForCongress.com , Oct 15, 2013

Ban "fire sale" of firearms after delicensing closure.

Clark co-sponsored Fire Sale Loophole Closing Act

The Fire Sale Loophole Closing Act makes it unlawful for:

Source: H.R.93 13-HR0093 on Jan 3, 2013

Ban large-capacity ammunition.

Clark co-sponsored Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act

Amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act

Source: H.R.138&S.33 13-HR0138 on Jan 3, 2013

Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer.

Clark voted YEA the Bipartisan Background Checks Act

H.R.8: To require a background check for every firearm sale. This Act may be cited as the "Background Check Expansion Act".